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<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Ige v Barboza" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1GgmhiW2wjhIb3lFLVjOAM5JqUY=/0x0:4052x2701/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66807425/1225302804.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4339/dan-ige">Dan Ige</a> knew it wouldn’t be easy but after trading shots with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/56/edson-barboza">Edson Barboza</a> for 15 minutes, he walked away with a split decision victory.</p> <p>The...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Overeem v Harris: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/knq4hHeJfO8lpULJaKumvzCY3vk=/0x0:4356x2904/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66807413/1225055117.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This is the UFC on ESPN 8 live blog for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10260/claudia-gadelha-vs-angela-hill">Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill</a>, the strawweight co-headliner for Saturday’s fight card at VyStar Veterans...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Overeem v Harris: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jTZgoMIgxM8JnwXwXJj_7IasSpg=/0x0:3749x2499/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66807448/1225055171.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This is the UFC on ESPN 8 live blog for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10237/alistair-overeem-vs-walt-harris">Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris</a>, the heavyweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at VyStar Veterans...

<img alt="Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris at UFC on ESPN 8 weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RFcrm1DVaXei7-DTl6wu9AbizXY=/0x0:5606x3737/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66805652/1225055162.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris will compete in the UFC on ESPN 8 main event Saturday night. | Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting has UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/c4u04LCDaZzx2dUxq91LgOZEAI4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66806102/051_Andrei_Arlovski_x_Walt_Harris.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Attempting to view Saturday’s main event strictly in the context of the matchup itself is a fool’s errand.</p> <p>First and foremost, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1436/walter-walt-harris">Walt Harris</a>’s headlining heavyweight bout opposite <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> marks his first fight since the...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Smith vs Teixeira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BHq13dOVNddDJLAZyZQ9iXnepyQ=/0x0:5568x3712/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66806255/usa_today_14306644.0.jpg"> <small>Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>Fighting has returned to our fair televisions, and with it, questions about the state of MMA. This week we discuss corners stopping fights, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>’ continued flirtations with the heavyweight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5ddFimHYwf9M0AvVL6fnaDbh-vE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66806423/064_Mirsad_Bektic_x_Dan_Ige.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4339/dan-ige">Dan Ige</a> was staying ready to fight just in case the UFC called and that paid off when an offer came through to welcome <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/56/edson-barboza">Edson Barboza</a> to the featherweight division.</p> <p>After winning his past five...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TQuGS-GXX-4XA3Ypw78FBKh1j6E=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66803845/085_Curtis_Blaydes_x_Shamil_Abdurakhimov.0.jpg"> <small>Curtis Blaydes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3622/curtis-blaydes">Curtis Blaydes</a> doesn’t want to hear any excuses from the UFC heavyweight champion.</p> <p>In a Twitter post written Friday, “Razor” questioned <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a>’s reasoning behind not booking a title defense. Miocic has...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kv7ef4mgqY3hrrw-MDuzJKhGCa8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66804010/128_Urijah_Faber.0.jpg"> <small>Urijah Faber | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In Jacksonville, Fla., to support Team Alpha Male fighters <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/61/darren-elkins">Darren Elkins</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4669/song-yadong">Song Yadong</a>, it was no surprise to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2/urijah-faber">Urijah Faber</a> at Friday’s UFC on ESPN 8 weigh-ins.</p> <p>What was...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/E8qTXJDzSUJoYUDHGphL4J-9TqQ=/262x11:1599x902/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66804273/StaredownNoGraphics0.0.jpg"> <p>With UFC on ESPN 8 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck is joined UFC bantamweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1528/aljamain-sterling">Aljamain Sterling</a> to break down the top storylines heading into Saturday night’s event at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, including the heavyweight main...